(September 1944)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1944-07-26 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Frank Comunale Publishing Company
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

On sale date taken from stamp on comic book currently in the image archive.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics (Running Press Book Publishers, 2008 series) #nn.

["All things have a beginning..."] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley] (Intro; Origin); Judy Graves; Jake Mallon (gang boss)
Synopsis:
A gang of crooks chasing a girl, enter the house of Vince Harley, crime fiction writer and beekeeper. The girl slips away and the gang decide to finish Vince off by dumping a hive full of yellow jacket bees inside his house. He is immune to bee stings, can even control them, and gets the idea of how to fight the gang in a yellow jacket outfit.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Hot 'N Cold Heroes (A-Plus Comics, 1990 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Battefield is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the crude figures and faces are similar to his credited stories in this series.

["Mount Olympus--the hall of the gods..."] (Table of Contents)

Diana the Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Diana the Huntress (Intro); Hercules; Jupiter; Mercury; Discordia
Synopsis:
On Mount Olympus, Zeus decides to let the gods come to the aid of the Allies in their fight against Japan and Germany. Diana is to help them in Greece.

Indexer Notes

Gus is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art here is similar to his signed story in Heroic Comics #38. He has some special scrolls in the ears.

Message For the Cops (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Black Cat (Table of Contents)

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptation); Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Pencils:
Bill Allison
Inks:
Bill Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Pluto (black cat)
Synopsis:
Adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe story "The Black Cat"
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics (Running Press Book Publishers, 2008 series) #nn.

Indexer Notes

The very open eyes and soft, rounded inking and also movement is similar to Allison's many credited stories, like Blue Circle Comics #2, Camera Comics #1, Cowboy Western #38.

["Russo's Circus on opening night!"] (Table of Contents)

King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold DeLay
Inks:
Harold DeLay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Danny King (circus crime fighter; Intro); Russo (circus manager); Lucy Flair (aerialist); Whip Chandler (lion tamer)
Synopsis:
A lion tamer is fired for being drunk, and Danny King gets his chance to handle the big cats and the avengeful ex-lion tamer.

Indexer Notes

DeLay is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be recognised by the "slow" movement of the rather short figures. Also faces and the layout style more like old book illustrations.

The Man Who Should Have Died (Table of Contents)

Harbor Lights / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks
Inks:
Arnold Hicks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jack (sailor)
Synopsis:
A sailor is taken captive aboard a Nazi U-boat and lives to tell his story.

Indexer Notes

Most probably Hicks' art. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Peril strikes at the Phillipines from Japan..."] (Table of Contents)

Filipino Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman
Inks:
Gerald Altman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Juan Manito [Filipino Kid]; Felipe
Synopsis:
The Japanese march into Manila and Juan takes up the fight against them.

Indexer Notes

The many skewed faces and figures combined with much black inking point to Altman, who is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. ["All things have a beginning..."]
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Mount Olympus--the hall of the gods..."]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. Message For the Cops
  5. 4. The Black Cat
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. ["Russo's Circus on opening night!"]
    King of the Beasts
  7. 6. The Man Who Should Have Died
    Harbor Lights
  8. 7. ["Peril strikes at the Phillipines from Japan..."]
    Filipino Kid
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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